Educational Science

... looks into questions such as ...

  • What are the characteristics of the phenomena training, education and socialisation?
  • How can they be approached in a multi-perspective and interdisciplinary manner?
  • What does emerge during a historical, psychological and international investigation of these phenomena?
  • I was surprised by how wide-ranging the discipline is, how many research fields it encompasses – and how diverse the individual areas of educational science truly are.

    Cosima Quirl, Master of Arts read more ...

  • The degree course requires a lot of work, and you have to deliver performance in any given semester. This concept introduces a continuity of sorts into the degree course, which is something I appreciate a lot for the most part.

    Jana Lena Jünger , Bachelor of Arts read more ...

  • I enjoy the combination of independent learning, familiarising myself with the research subjects and methods, and the exchange with lecturers and my fellow students.

    Rebecca Krebs, Master of Science read more ...

Degree programmes


Educational Science, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it addresses current issues, such as teaching and learning with digital media, informal and non-formal learning, and provides a very good working atmosphere.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Design of digital learning environments
  • Social transformation processes
  • Education and society under the aspects of Migration, diversity and social inequality
  • Learning processes in informal contexts

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • good B.A. degree in Educational science
  • a strong research drive
  • discipline and considerable self-organisation

... enjoy:

  • diverse research methods
  • developing small-scale individual research projects and critically reflected theory

... struggle through:

  • the hurdles of data collection processes (e.g. transcription, SPSS)
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Educational Science and/or the respective Bachelor of Arts courses (Minor degree)
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in educational institutions
  • in federal ministries and state ministries
  • in inter- or transnational organisations
  • in the case for international promoters

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: 6 weeks

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.
Duration: subject to individual choice. Study abroad should be completed before the first exam term

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Andrea Koch-Thiele
Building, Room: GA 1/142
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-28067
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Erziehungswissenschaft
Building, Room: GA 2/40
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22113
Website Fachschaft